August 1, 2018 Brown Bag CLE: Recent Developments in Patent Law

Topic:   Recent Developments in Patent Law

Slides:   Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court

Speakers: Please join us as speakers Scott Eads and Nika Aldrich give a presentation on recent developments in patent law. Our presenters are co-editors of Fresh From the Bench, a weekly publication that summarizes and analyzes all precedential patent law decisions issued by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court.  In this hour-long CLE, they will give a summary of many of the most significant or most interesting precedential patent law decisions that issued over the past year

Speakers’ bios:

Scott Eads is the leader of the intellectual proper litigation group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He has defended his clients’ key intellectual property rights in district courts across the United States for over 25 years. Scott has acted as first chair trial attorney for clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases in a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, medical devices, computer software and hardware, and recombinant DNA.

Nika Aldrich is a shareholder and first chair trial attorney in the intellectual property litigation group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He has represented innovative companies nationwide in numerous patent disputes involving computer hardware, computer software, computer algorithms, medical devices, MEMS, and other technologies.

Registration: Please fill-out the registration form at:

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MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:                     Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time:                    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, (503) 228-2277

Cost*: $20 without lunch (you may bring your own lunch, food carts are just 2-blocks away) $43 with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common (menu selection provided at the link above). Please bring payment to the CLE (check or cash). Sorry, no credit cards can be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Oregon State Bar IP Section. No-shows will be charged for pre-ordered lunches if 48-hour cancellation notice is not received

* Law students:  May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

For boxed lunches, your registration with lunch order must be received by noon, Friday, July 27. Otherwise, you may register any time prior to the meeting or at the door.

The organizer for this CLE is: Christopher Erickson of Tonkon Torp LLP (email both: [email protected] and [email protected]).